Ulm University Hospital among 20 best hospitals

9. September 2022

Ulm University Hospital (UKU) is one of the best hospitals in Germany according to the stern special edition “Gute Kliniken für mich”. Overall, the hospital lands in 20th place in the national TOP 100 list in the ranking. 22 different departments at UKU and the University and Rehabilitation Clinics Ulm (RKU) were honoured. More than 2,400 German hospitals and inpatient facilities were examined for the ranking.

“We are very pleased about the very good result in the current hospital ranking. It proves the high-quality care in medicine and nursing at Ulm University Hospital and gives our patients orientation in their search for the right clinic,” says Professor Udo X. Kaisers, Chief Medical Director and Chairman of the Board of UKU. “The basis for this very good performance – especially under the challenges of the Corona pandemic – is first and foremost our excellently qualified and committed staff of all professional groups,” adds Prof. Kaisers.

“As a modern and young university hospital, transparent quality work towards our patients and referring physicians is a central corporate goal for us,” emphasises Dr. Oliver Mayer, head of the Quality and Risk Management staff unit at the UKU. “Our close cooperation with voluntary quality initiatives and the disclosure of all quality data reflect the university’s top level in patient care and treatment.”

Together with the research institute Munich Inquire Media (MINQ), stern magazine took a multi-dimensional approach to find the best among the more than 2,400 German hospitals surveyed. Decisive factors for inclusion in the clinic ranking are not only the number of cases for selected indications and treatments, but also certified centres and recommendations from various sources. For the hospital ranking, MINQ surveyed the reputation among doctors for each hospital list and researched which hospitals are particularly recommended by patients. Among other things, the study included information on the range of services, the focus areas and the excellence of the specialist departments. In addition, more than 90 specialist certifications were weighted and features on care standards, quality assurance and hygiene were included in the evaluation.


The UKU was awarded in the following areas:

  • Top 100 national (Ulm University Hospital across the board)
  • Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology (Prof. Dr. Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek)
  • Skin
  • Skin cancer
  • Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Janni)
  • Breast cancer
  • High-risk births
  • Pelvic tumours
  • Gynaecological operations
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann)
  • ENT
  • Clinic for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (Prof. Dr. Andreas Liebold)
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Department of Internal Medicine I (Prof. Dr. Thomas Seufferlein)
  • Bowel cancer
  • Department of Internal Medicine II (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rottbauer)
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Department of Internal Medicine III (Prof. Dr. Hartmut Döhner)
  • Leukaemia
  • Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Debatin)
  • Diabetes
  • Department of Neurosurgery (Prof. Dr. Rainer Wirtz)
  • Brain tumours
  • Clinic for Neurology, RKU (Prof. Dr. Albert Ludolph)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Clinic for Orthopaedics, RKU (Prof. Dr. Heiko Reichel)
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III (Prof. Dr. Manfred Spitzer)
  • Depression
  • Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology (Prof. Dr. Christian Bolenz)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. Harald Gündel)
  • Psychosomatics
  • Department of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology (Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiegel)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Prof. Dr. Florian Gebhard)
  • Trauma Surgery
Photo: Ulm University Hospital